Uganda bill going down?

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Last week’s statement critical of the proposed anti-homosexuality law by the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU) certainly suggests that. It’s signed by the leaders of the country’s Catholic, Anglican, Orthodox, and Seventh-Day Adventist churches, as well as by its Muslim Mufti, and published in New Vision, the state-owned and largest circulation daily. As Box Turtle Bulletin’s Jim Burroway points out, the statement is itself plenty homophobic. But given the record of silence and worse from Uganda’s religious leadership on the bill, this has to be taken not only as a good sign but also as an indication that the fix is in. We’ll see, but don’t say I didn’t tell you so.